Mar 23, 2021JCLLaurelA rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This was just about as un-put-downable as the first book! The character pool grew a decent amount (though there's one coincidence that may stretch the imagination just a little), it was nice to have more people to read about. I loved the…Read moreRead more of this comment
Nov 02, 2020JCLCharlesH rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
The second book of Cronin's Passage series continues the story of the vampire pandemic with many of the survivors from the first book making a return appearance. This novel felt less graphic, and more meaty in terms of progressing the…Read moreRead more of this comment
Apr 02, 2019ahippie rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
Much of the first quarter of the book is dedicated to tangential back-history for The Passage. While moderately interesting, it became predictable and redundant. I couldn't stay with it and only finished about a third of the book. It is…Read moreRead more of this comment
Dec 05, 2018IndyPL_JillL rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I was concerned that this book would slump as often happens with second book in a trilogy. I was so happy it didn't. Amazing what can happen when an author is given time to truly craft a story and not be pushed by a publishing timeline.
May 23, 2018Treela rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed this book as part of the series but certain things were frustrating. It was alternatingly slow then fast, and I would have enjoyed it to be more even paced. It was a long time since I read the first book, so it was really hard…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jun 03, 2016slang123 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Unfortunately, I waited too long after reading the first in this series. That, combined with the broken timeline, made this book often confusing. (I even tried starting over, after 100 pages, making notations of names and connections. It…Read moreRead more of this comment
Nov 30, 2015SREEDEVI VISWAMBARAN rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
This one has a little more complex narration style and timelines compared to The Passage.
For me some of the scenes felt quite redundant. Though it filled many blank pages of the mystery, its not as impressive as the…Read moreRead more of this comment
Nov 09, 2013lisahiggs rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
The first book in this trilogy, The Passage, showed so much literary promise that it was all the more disappointing when it didn’t deliver. With this second book, all aspirations to greatness have been abandoned, and a straight-up and only…Read moreRead more of this comment
Sep 02, 2013rhys33 rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
The Passage was a great read, but this second book in the series is disappointing. Too many characters and too much of a focus on military nonsense. It doesn't relate well to the first book. I gave up after reading a third of it. I'll…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jun 08, 2013loonylovesgood rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Another gripping story. Looks like there will be a third one too! Can't wait to read the next one.
May 08, 2013rufus_red4 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
The is a fine sequel to 'The Passage'. This epic trilogy sometimes seems to be crushing under it's own weight but somehow Justin Cronin makes it spin. At times you might be challenged to keep track of all of the character and the numerous…Read moreRead more of this comment
Apr 18, 2013siharris rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Having picked The Passage out at random and loved it I expected a lot from this sequel. I found the first half disappointing, he introduces a lot of new characters and just appeared to lose his flow. The originality of the first book also…Read moreRead more of this comment
Mar 22, 2013Nords rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Sequel to the amazing book "The Passage". Loved The Twelve as well. Again, how the book jumps around is really neat as you get a bunch of different perspectives of both the virals, the history of the Twelve, and where the main characters…Read moreRead more of this comment
Mar 07, 2013shockman rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
This was a great continuation from the first novel. I loved this book as well, and I'm looking forward to the 3rd installment of the series. I hope I can remember the characters and plot by then though. A reread may be in order.
Feb 21, 2013Rasputin45 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
I loved the passage, and this is a fairly good continuation of the series, but I felt like it was a little too similar to the previous book in plot! Still I'm glad I read it, very interesting.
Feb 09, 2013marcotte rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
This book is very up and down. Some parts are absolutely gripping and you can't turn the ages fast enough. Then other parts are dull, dull, boring.
There are so many characters and they jump from one locale to another, it is really hard…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jan 24, 2013Brian_Shaw rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
The second book in the trilogy, IMHO is better than the first. Although there are a lot of complex characters to follow, the story is told in an enjoyable, entertaining and engaging way.
I strongly recommend you read The Passage and…Read moreRead more of this comment